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Charlie's Cafe

115 Main St E, Freeport, MN 56331-4501
+1 320-836-2105
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“caramel rolls” (13 reviews)
“pie” (8 reviews)
“hash browns” (5 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
115 Main St E, Freeport, MN 56331-4501
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

I have always here about this place and they where right. This a very cool small town cafe with great service home made food where you feel welcome even if you are passing through i will stop there again when i go through the area

Thank jeromew323
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This place is an institution and a must if you live nearby or are passing through. Their breakfast is awesome with tons of options including pancakes, bacon and eggs and everything in between. Their lunch/dinner options are abundant from fried fish to pasta to burgers....More

Thank Timmi002
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Charlie's Café is known for the beginnings of Garrison Keillor's writing career. The café is just of I-94, and has a huge selection of menu items at great prices. I ordered the fried walleye, and it was fried to perfection! The service was great, and...More

Thank Marge R
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Confused about my review title? Well let me tell you if you are not aware, that I have known about this place for 30 years to be the inspiration for Garrison Keillor's Chatterbox Cafe in his Prairie Home Companion show. So that is what makes...More

Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Stopped here on the way to Alberta. Our waitress was excellent, and the food was tasty and prepared in a timely fashion. icken and wild rice soup.The caramel sticky buns looked awesome, but we resisted. The hot roast beef sandwich was very good, as was...More

Thank berlinetta66
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Charlie's Cafe is a nice small town cafe with good food. Two of us split a Denver omelette and a caramel roll, which was more than enough food for us. (Although we ate it all.) The omelette came with hash browns and toast. It was...More

Thank BrianGo4It
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

They actually have a gluten free menu which is great! Everyone enjoyed their food in our group. The place had a nice, clean feel to it. The owner was very friendly and smiling all the time as was our waitress. Good vibes all around!

Thank MidwestIris
Reviewed 15 August 2017

If your heading up the interstate towards fargo give charlies a try. My wife and i had burgers and potatoes. She had tater tots i had american potatoes. Very good. The burgers were fine for the price. We were full so no pie. The pies...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

A good cafe with some great history. Check out the Lake Wobegon connections to Charlies while enjoying a burger and a shake, great breakfast food, fantastic caramel rolls and the Wednesday German night...fav is breaded schnitzel, red cabbage and spatzel.

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

So we were driving through central Minn. and stopped in Freeport for a light lunch. We stopped at Charlie's. It is a slice of midwestern life. It also happens to be the inspiration for Garrison Keillor s Chatterbox Cafe in his monologues/Lake Wobegon books...which was...More

Thank mllohrman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Main St E, Freeport, MN 56331-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 320-836-2105
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